Aug 22 2013, 10:06am CDT | by Bang Movies
The British comedian wants to bring 'The Office' character's struggle to break into the music industry to life on the big screen, and it seems the recent return of the hapless office manager in a series of web shorts was all part of the plan.
The TV character is known for his cringe-worthy sing-alongs and Gervais has penned several comedy songs for his alter-ego, including 'Spaceman Came Down' and 'Ain't No Trouble'.
'Learn Guitar with Brent' was part of YouTube's first ever Comedy Week in May and saw Gervais, 52, perform a new song every episode.
He is reportedly close to inking a deal with Fiction records, home to artists like Snow Patrol and Kaiser Chiefs.
He said: ''We wrote this character and then realised that the person we have to cast is Ricky. I think people are going to see this character was tailor-made for him.
''Also, he's about as big of a Muppets fan as you can have in the world. He reveres the Muppets like we revere the Muppets!''
Source: Bang Movies
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